From: Jim West (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Nov 30 1999 - 13:56:27 EST
At 01:50 PM 11/30/99 -0500, you wrote:
> When used of a man, GENNAW is usually translated something like
>"beget" (e.g., Ps. 2:7: "You are my son, today I have begotten you"). But
>what does beget mean? Or better, what does GENNAW mean?
Bart- generally I render it "fathered". I.e., in the geneaology of Matt. I
translate "Abram fathered Isaac... etc"
> Does it mean
>"make a woman pregnant?" Or "to be/become the father of a child that has
>just been born?" Or something else? Could it mean "to give birth" even
>if applied to a man (or to a God)?
I dont think "to give birth" really works when used of a male. This is one
of those places where the science of translation has to make way a bit for
the art of translation.
Jim West, ThD
--- B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [firstname.lastname@example.org] To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-329W@franklin.oit.unc.edu To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:40:46 EDT